What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Donald Mahoney

Donald Mahoney
Of Des Moines, Iowa

Don was born April 27, 1942 on a farm in Randalia, Iowa to Timothy and Hazel (Hall) Mahoney. He passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Don graduated in 1960 from Denver, Iowa High School and married Joyce Schlotman in 1963 before going on to serve in the Vietnam War for the United States Army from 1966 – 1968. Don hired on at Northwestern Bell in Waterloo, Iowa in 1962 and retired from U.S. West. He later was hired on at the United States Postal Service and retired from there in 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Daren and Kane Mahoney; daughters, Meghan and Jolyne Mahoney and Kelsey Robbins; grandchildren, Jack Kosidowski, Chloe McGinn, Richard and Annabell Reed; siblings, Richard Mahoney (Val) of Winona, Minnesota and Leroy Mahoney of Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Mahoney; and nephew, Tim Mahoney.

According to Don’s wishes there will be no services.

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